Covington County DYW winner Ivy Rogers prepares for state competition

Published 2:22 pm Monday, January 15, 2024

Distinguished Young Women of Covington County 2024 winner Ivy Rogers will be participating in the Alabama state DYW competition on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20.

Ivy is a senior at Andalusia High School and is the daughter of Scott and Tina Rogers. She left Sunday, Jan. 14, for the competition and will stay with a host home until the end of the program.

This year’s Distinguished Young Women of Alabama state program will be held at the Frazer Church, Wesley Hall, in Montgomery. Preliminaries are scheduled for Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. before finals Saturday night.

Ivy is the fourth of 43 contestants in this year’s contest. Her talent will be performing a ballet/jazz en pointe to “Last Dance” by Donna Summers on Friday. She will complete the self-expression and fitness categories on Saturday afternoon before the finals.

Tickets for both preliminaries are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets for the finals are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. A weekend pass, which is good for all three performances, is also available for $65 in advance or $70 at the door.

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Distinguished Young Women (formerly Junior Miss) is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls. Last year, more than $1 billion in cash tuition and college-granted scholarships were available nationally. The current Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama, Carrington Hodge, has been awarded over $45,000 in scholarships through her experience.

At the Distinguished Young Woman of Covington County 2024 competition, Ivy received over $5,000 in cash scholarships, along with a $3,000 tuition scholarship from Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.